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Uganda CCM Gets New Coordinator/Executive Secretary

After a rigorous search process, the Executive Committee of the Uganda Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for the Global Fund is pleased to introduce Dr. Alex Opio Chono as the next Coordinator of the Uganda CCM Secretariat and Executive Secretary to the CCM Board.

Dr. Chono is a Medical Doctor (MD) with a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), both from Makerere University. He has a track-record of over 15 years in conceptualizing cutting-edge, contextually relevant, evidence-based programs in development and humanitarian settings, with a special focus on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) programming. Read More>>


The Uganda Country Coordinating Mechanism (UCCM) was created and established in accordance with the mandate laid out by the GFATM board since 2001 to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The structure and the concept of the Country Coordinating Mechanisms for the Global Fund is intended to reflect the principles of national ownership and participatory decision making.

This unique public-private partnership at the national level represents the governing body for the use of Global Fund resources in the recipient countries. The UCCM is responsible for coordinating submission of fresh proposals, process requests for continued funding, selecting principal recipients as well as oversight on all GFATM grants.

The Uganda CCM is a national multi-stakeholder public private partnership. The Uganda CCM comprises of members from the Central Government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Academic Sector, Private sector, UN agencies and other Bilateral agencies.

Also See The Uganda CCM Functions